Steve Clinch joined the Marine Accident Investigation Branch as Deputy Chief Inspector in 2004 and became Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents in August 2010.
For the first 14 years of his career, Steve sailed on tankers, gas carriers and bulk carriers with British shipping company P&O. In 1985 he came ashore, holding a number of commercial and ship management posts before being made Director, P&O Bulk Shipping in 1993. He left this role in 2001 to become Deputy Director, Bahamas Maritime Authority where he worked for 3 years.
Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents leads the Marine Accidents Investigation Branch and reports directly to the Secretary of State for Transport.
He is personally responsible for:
- the conduct of marine accident investigations
- overseeing the UK’s role in investigating marine accidents
- satisfying all stakeholders that marine accidents have been thoroughly investigated